Even though my favorite Coffee Bean Centerpiece is a year round kind of thing, I thought it was about time to introduce something more specifically fall to the table. I’ve already had one Thanksgiving in Canada, but lucky for me there’s still another one to go, and this centerpiece will be perfect. I assembled it on one of my serving platters that’s about 18 inches long, which seems to be a good size for both the dinner table and the coffee table. After all, who has room for a centerpiece when there’s turkey dinner to fit on the table!
What you will need:
- platter or large plate, about 18 inches long and 12 inches wide
- cream colored burlap
- Modge Podge / glue
- 3 mini pumpkins
- 3 pillar candles
Cut 3 strips of burlap to fit your pillar candles (mine were 1 1/2″ by 7″). Lightly dab (you don’t need much) one end of the burlap strip in the glue. Wrap the strip of burlap around the candle, overlapping the ends, and pressing lightly to seal it. Repeat this with the remaining 2 candles.
Cut a piece of burlap big enough to fit your platter or plate, making sure to leave some of the plate showing. Place the candles and pumpkins on the platter and drape the twine decoratively around, tucking in the ends.
Tip 1:I bought my twine in a roll and it’s been handy because the twine is all curvy and twisty on its own which makes it good for draping in and around things.
Tip 2 : Mini pumpkins can last for a long time (well over a month), but the cream colored ones with the striping started to go bad after 3 weeks, so plan you pumpkins accordingly!